Living and working abroad

Listen to the following interview with a French student who wants to take a gap year, then try to answer the questions below.

As a follow up activity you could use some of the vocabulary and sentence construction featured to answer the questions for yourself.

Pourquoi est-ce que tu voudrais travailler à l’étranger ?

Je voudrais découvrir les autres pays et les autres cultures. Par exemple, j’adore la nourriture exotique. Aussi en Ecosse il fait froid et il pleut tout le temps. Moi, je préférerais travailler dans un pays où il fait chaud et il y a du soleil. En plus si on travaille à l’étranger, on aura l’occasion d’apprendre une langue étrangère.

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Why does she want to travel abroad?

To discover other countries and cultures. She says je voudrais découvrir les autres pays et les autres cultures.

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What type of country would she like to work in?

One where it is hot and sunny. She says un pays où il fait chaud et il y a du soleil.

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What advantage of working in another country does she mention?

You can learn a foreign language. She says on aura l’occasion d’apprendre une langue étrangère.

Translation

Why do you want to work abroad?

I would like to discover other countries and cultures. For example I love exotic food. Also, in Scotland it is cold and always raining. I would prefer to work on a country where it is hot and sunny. Furthermore, if you work abroad you have the opportunity to learn a foreign language.